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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“Fed Up,” which Couric narrates and co-produced, critiques the “Big Sugar” lobby and government officials who it says are complicit in the nation’s obesity epidemic.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The University of Virginia’s largest classroom building has been transformed – and air-conditioned – after four years of extensive interior renovations.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

An online project via the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities promises to transform historical research.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A “Star Party” featuring telescopes, food, apple cider and the night sky is set for Saturday at a cidery in Albemarle County.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Jane Kelly

Russia’s ambassador to the United States will discuss the countries’ strained relations at U.Va. on Aug. 26. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

The more people who attend your wedding and the fewer relationships you had prior to marriage, the more likely you are to report a high-quality marriage.

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

At a summer retreat, U.Va. students and a faculty member learned new methods for enhancing the Sustained Dialogue program and building an inclusive community on Grounds.

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

The U.Va.-developed video tool will be featured at Thursday's Teaching with Technology Fair.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Jane Kelly

U.Va. is unveiling a new Global Studies major this fall that offers several tracks, including “security and justice” and “environments and sustainability.”

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

Ph.D. nursing student Rebecca Coffin is researching the health care given in what she calls "incarceration camps," where Japanese-Americans were held during World War II.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Virginia has one of the most economically vulnerable coastlines in the world, and serious planning is under way to protect it from rising seas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A new online academic journal, founded by a University of Virginia history graduate student, examines the cultural legacy of Bruce Springsteen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Mary Summers Whittle

Business is now generating mind-boggling quantities of data. College graduates who can analyze that data and use it to an organization’s advantage are in high demand, say the new center’s organizers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Lauren Jones

A University of Virginia undergraduate history major found that, unlike Protestants, American Catholics remained united as a church during the American Civil War, though individual churches supported their combatants.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rising juniors and seniors tucked six college credits under their belts this summer at U.Va. in a new residential program that gave them a taste of college life alongside undergraduates and star faculty.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

With the roles of educational leaders like school principals and superintendents expanding, the revision effort will help improve leadership in the nation’s schools, Curry School professor Michelle Young said.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The causes of diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death in children younger than 5 worldwide, are more complex than previously understood, according to U.Va. medical researchers, whose improved diagnostic testing led to new insights.

Monday, August 11, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Students in two U.Va. summer courses learned civil rights history “on the ground” by visiting sites and reenacting events from that fateful time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

University of Virginia politics lecturer Peter Furia can provide insight into the public reaction and political implications of today’s U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.

Monday, August 11, 2014 | Michelle Koidin Jaffee

Patrick Hopkins’ research involves working at the nanoscale level to make materials more energy efficient.


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